About the Trust
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the largest cancer centres in the country, with 10 sites across Merseyside and Cheshire, including our purpose-built radiotherapy centre 'Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Aintree'. Employing nearly 1,000 staff, we are the leading providers of non-surgical oncology treatments including pioneering chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and the only UK source of proton therapy for eye cancer.
We also have an advanced/high tech Imaging department and host the region’s Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).
Our specialist cancer care to is available to patients from all over the UK and overseas, as well as our catchment areas of Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire. Patients and their families benefit from a supportive environment and the highest level of advice and support.
We combine world-class clinical services and care with academic excellence and the research & development of pioneering drugs and therapies.
During 2015/16 we delivered 96,502 outpatient radiotherapy treatments on our 11 linear accelerator machines. Eight of these machines are located at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral, whilst the remaining three are located in Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Aintree.
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Aintree, a £17m purpose built centre, helps bring our expertise and treatment ‘closer to patients’ and partnership working with the neighbouring specialist neurological Trust (The Walton Centre) offers cancer patients treatment options previously unavailable in the northwest region.
In 2015/16 we delivered more than 45,000 outpatient chemotherapy treatments and over 1,000 inpatient chemotherapy episodes of care. In addition to the chemotherapy services available at the Delamere Day Case Unit at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral, we also deliver chemotherapy treatments at weekly nurse-led clinics in eight district hospitals across Merseyside and Cheshire.
The introduction of Acute Oncology Teams has greatly improved the experience and care of patients admitted to A&E with cancer related illnesses. Our acute oncology specialists operate in seven hospitals across Merseyside and Cheshire. The team brings together expertise from oncology, surgery, emergency and general medicine, diagnosing patients more quickly and reducing treatment delays. 92% of all cancer patients attending A&E are now seen within 24 hours of referral.
Since April 2013 we have been running ‘Clatterbridge Private Clinic’ - a specialist cancer clinic for private patients offering chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments. The new facility is managed by The Mater Private in partnership with The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and offers private patients the choice of receiving high quality treatment in a dedicated clinic without any impact on NHS services. Income from Clatterbridge Private Clinic is reinvested back into The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust to support the delivery of cancer care across the region.